Wednesday, January 21, 2009

On the Internet, Nobody Knows You Are Software

Russian programmers have developed chat bots that are so good, few people can tell that they are not chatting with a real live human. The 16 year old cutie that your son thinks he is chatting with may in fact be a bot program that is gathering personal data for identity theft purposes.

Actually, given that kids don’t have a whole lot of credit worth stealing, this is probably more of a concern for parents that might be frequenting online dating sites. Always practice safe surfing!

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